Judge Randy Shelton swears in new advocates Misty Arnaud, Carol Hammonds, Mathew

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Southeast Texas (CASA) welcomed eight new volunteers this month.

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Q. A credit card company sued me and has a judgment against me. Now it has garnished my bank account, and all the money in the account has been taken. I thought there was no garnishment in Texas?

A. With the exception of obligations for child support and student loans, Texas law prohibits wage garnishment. In other words, a creditor who sues for a credit card debt cannot garnish your wages through your employer. Creditors, however, can garnish a bank checking or savings account.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety has confirmed one death following a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 near Cheek early this morning.

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Beaumont's Hazardous Material team was activated this morning after two people reported that they had been exposed to a strange white powder in their residence. 

At 7:59 a.m., Beaumont Fire/Rescue were dispatched to a residence on Barton Lane in response to a 911 call placed by an occupant of the residence reporting that he had possibly been exposed to some form of white powder. He and another female occupant of the residence were instructed to shelter in place as a precaution until responders arrived and Beaumont's HAZMAT team had been alerted. 

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“Unfettered,” according to the American Heritage Dictionary, means “free from fetters or other physical bonds.”

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